Mike Young (American football)

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Michael Young
Date of birth (1962-02-21) February 21, 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Hanford, California
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College UCLA
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 6 / Pick: 161
Career history
As player
1985–1988 Los Angeles Rams
1989–1992 Denver Broncos
1993 Philadelphia Eagles
1994 Kansas City Chiefs
Career stats

Michael David Young (born February 21, 1962 in Hanford, California) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for ten seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was serving as Executive Vice President of the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League until the league folded. On May 22, 2009, Young was appointed as Chief Revenue Officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.


At UCLA, he played both football and baseball. Young helped the Bruins to two Pac-10 titles, two Rose Bowl (1983, 1984) victories and a Fiesta Bowl (1985) win. In the 1984 Rose Bowl game, Young received a 53-yard touchdown pass from Rick Neuheisel.

He was drafted by the New York Mets in 1983. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology.


Young was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 6th round (161st overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft. In 10 years in the league, he played 114 games mostly in relief (except for 1991), with 144 receptions, 2,034 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Young played in Super Bowl XXIV in 1989, where his Denver Broncos lost to the San Francisco 49ers. In that playoff run, he had 4 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown, which remains the Broncos franchise record of yards per reception for a single postseason with 36.25.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to his wife, Jill, and they have three daughters: Christine, Britteny, and Madison.


  1. ^ As of 2017

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